can I get a restraining order. i just filed for divorce. He is now calling my place of employment
State/Country relating to question: United States
Thank you for your question.I am sorry to hear that you are in this situation. Has he made threats against you specifically? Have you asked him not to call? What state are you located in?
yes, he has made threats. He called my boss this morning. My boss did not engage with him when he realized what was happening. I am a professional and this is very embarrassing. He has my debit card without my permission and I just reported it stolen after he charged $500+
Thank you for your follow-up, Annie.What state are you located in?
Thank you for your follow-up, Annie. My apologies on the delay, I was reviewing the process for you.Yes, if there is a physical threat or a legitimate and on-going worry that the threats are credible, you can pursue a restraining order. Ultimately you can pursue such an order if you are in serious danger of on-going or possible physical danger, or in case of legitimate harassment that has a risk of becoming physical. To file, go to your local police station as soon as you can, inform them of the threats and the refusal of this person to stop contacting you at work and elsewhere, and request that they provide you with the application. If you do it quickly enough, the judge may be able to review it and grant you a temporary order on the spot. You would still have to appear later so as to uphold or dismiss the order (making it permanent), but even a temporary order gives you protection.Good luck.Dimitry Esquire41080.9860904282
is the only way I can file a restraining order if I am concerned he will hurt me physically? What about emotional, verbal abuse? harrassment?
Thank you for your follow-up, Annie. For future reference pressing a “1” or a "2" provides me with a negative rating from the website and reflects poorly on my work. If you need a follow-up request, please press the "CONTINUE CONVERSATION" link and as I stated above, I will be happy to respond further. To respond to your concerns:Emotional and verbal abuse are not enough to obtain a restraining order in most instances. There has to be a threat of violence, or harassment that, as per the state anti-harassment statute, that the behavior must be threatening and must induce a state of serious emotional harm in a reasonable person. Good luck.Dimitry Esquire41080.9912240741
I see that you keep rating my answers in a negative manner, even when I do not make the law. What have I failed to address?
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